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Landlording: Slow the Tenant Turnover -Part II

There truly is an art to Landlording when it comes to filling vacancies.  Anybody can screen for the ideal tenant; however, it takes more than just facts to line up that person/family whom is most compatible with your house and terms. Sometimes we need to step back and ask ourselves:  What is the goal of… Read more »

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Landlording Niches to Maximizing Rental Cash-Flow

The ideal way to maximize cash-flow with rental properties is to provide a superior product, customer service, and a reputation of strong character.  It is the art of renting that provides the delicate balance of providing a good product and a referral pipeline that efficiently fills vacancies based on your reputation while achieving an acceptable… Read more »

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Landlording: Setting Rental Rates For Maximum Cash-Flow

Setting the rental rate of your investment property is as much of an art as it is a science.  As controversial as this topic maybe, it’s often misunderstood from the onset.  Here’s just one BIG angle to consider. I ask that you keep an open mind and understand that the variables are great -keep an… Read more »

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Real Estate Investor’s: Wake Up Washington!

We are at the crossroads of a new phase of our economy… The press states our government is out of stimulus money -which isn’t entirely true.  The public has been taught to vilify the banks -what a farce as the bank gave society the loan it wanted to achieve dreams.  Little press that the TARP… Read more »

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2010 Rounding the Corner: Now Do Your Job

Here we are rounding the corner towards the last quarter of 2010…. Whew. We have lots of headwinds mostly expounded by our present administrations push towards a ‘market socialism’ via regulation, in decision (such as extend tax-breaks or not), and increased safety-nets (social programs such as health-care which carries uncertain costs).  Whether you agree with… Read more »

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Landlording & It’s Greatest Expense: Slow the Turn!

One will often here my reference to the term:  “Slow the Turn”.   What I’m vaguely referring to is one’s ability to slow the outflow of cash on expenses from a pure business/investment (heck -even personal lifestyle viewpoint too) perspective. As a Landlord,  it is imperative that a real estate investor create an environment for their… Read more »

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Rehabbing Houses: It’s All About Doing Your Homework

Rehabbing houses to sell retail is a business plain and simple. If you wholesale homes or have a rental portfolio,  do not kid yourself into thinking you know what it takes.   Yes -in the hysteria of housing boom you could overcome just about any fundamental mistake let alone move the poorest planned dogs. The game… Read more »

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Missing the Keys to Success: It Really is This Simple

Many out there are looking for the magic cure to creating financial independence and often jumping from one direction to another.  Whether your investing in real estate, a MLM, or some other business idea –Stop jumping from get-quick rich idea to another! Folks -it is true that we all need to find our own niche;… Read more »